Default version
ManufacturerLakon Spaceways
Fuel Capacity16 t
Landing Pad SizeMedium
Hardpoints4x Utility Mounts
3x Small Hardpoints
1x Medium Hardpoint
2x Large Hardpoints
Internals2x Size 2 Compartments
1x Size 4 Compartment
2x Size 5 Compartments
3x Size 4 Military Compartments
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Cargo Capacity88 t

The Chieftain is a medium-sized combat ship manufactured by Lakon Spaceways through a partnership with the Alliance. It is designed not only to dish out punishment, but to avoid it. The Chieftain is more maneuverable than ships of similar size and weight, and its combat profile means it can more than hold its own in a fight.[1][2]

The ship also boasts three internal military compartments, allowing the pilot to equip a shield cell bank, hull reinforcements or module reinforcements.[2]

It is planned for release with the Chapter One update of Elite Dangerous: Beyond in Q1 2018.


The Chieftain is intended to occupy a combat-oriented niche between the Python and the Federal Assault Ship. Its agility allows it to hit targets hard without overextending and having to bear the brunt of an enemy attack. The two large and single medium hardpoints are aligned along the ship's central axis, making them suitable for fixed weapons. All small and large hardpoints are also placed above the cockpit, with only the medium hardpoint underneath. Landing gear extends from beneath the front of the ship's hull and the two rear engine nacelles, which rotate.


Main article: Outfitting

All ships are highly customisable through the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Listed below is the default load-out for the Chieftain.

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Small Hardpoint Empty -- -- 1
Empty -- -- 1
Empty -- -- 1
Medium Hardpoint Empty -- -- 2
Large Hardpoint Empty -- -- 3
Empty -- -- 3
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys I 1 1
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 6 6
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters E 6 6
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 5 5
Environment Control Life Support E 5 5
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 6 6
Sensor Suite Sensors E 4 4
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x16] C 4 4
Internal Compartments Empty -- -- 5
Empty -- -- 5
Empty -- -- 4
Empty -- -- 2
Empty -- -- 2
Military Compartments Empty -- -- 4
Empty -- -- 4
Empty -- -- 4
  • (L) = Loaned
  • [x#] = Capacity
  • BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner




  1. Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter One Beta Announcement
  2. 2.0 2.1 Content Recap - Beyond Chapter One Livestream (18.01.2018) - Part 2 Recap

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